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. that could be a huge problem for the state's citrus crops. here is our affiliate ktxl in sacramento. >> reporter: for harvesters, every day is a race against the clock. pick as many oranges as you can before sun down. but early morning, raising temperatures means these harvesters can't start picking until 9:00 a.m. two hours after their regular schedule. >> it's really bad because we don't care working like that. >> reporter: less work means less pay. on top of that, freezing temperatures could spoil what's left of their harvest. >> right now we're probably two weeks from the end of our harvest. so, maybe 15% to 20% of the crop will be lost. >> reporter: the owner of mandarin hill orchards, tom, isn't too worried about that. in order for these crops to completely damage, freezing temperatures must last longer than eight hours. >> the inside of the tree won't be affected as much as the outside of the tree. >> reporter: but even some freezing temperatures could leave the oranges soft, even though they're perfectly fine. fewer consumers will buy them leaving a bigger burden on harveste
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